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NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR SPECIAL DIETS
Non-Dairy Foods Rich in Calcium
Cereals:
Barley, Oatmeal, Cornmeal, Soy Flour, Wheat
Fish:
Herring, Mackerel, Sardines
Nuts:
Almonds, Brazil Nuts
Syrups: Molasses, Maple Syrup
Vegetables:
Beans
Juices:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Turnips, Tofu, Peas,
Orange Juice which is calcium-enriched
High Fiber Diet
Breads: Whole Wheat Bread, Multi-Grain Breads
Cereals:
Cheerios, All Bran, Puffed Wheat, Shredded Wheat, Cornflakes, Grape Nut
Flakes, Sugar Puffs, Special K, Rice Krispies, Fruit ‘n Fiber
Vegetables:
Peas, Broccoli, Baked Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, Cabbage, Turnips,
Carrots, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Onions
Fruits:
Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Pears, Plums
Nuts:
Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Brazil Nuts
(NOTE: To prevent choking, never give nuts to any child under the age of 6
years!)
Meatless Diet
Most foods that come from animals contain the eight essential amino acids, and therefore, are
complete protein providers. Plant foods contain fewer of these amino acids than animal foods.
If you are your child eat a meatless diet, combining legumes with seeds, grains, nuts and
vegetables can provide these amino acids as nutritional supplements in order to meet your dietary
needs. Combine legumes such as Black-eyed Peas, Chick Peas, Peas, Peanuts, Lentils, Sprouts
and Beans (Black, Broad, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pea and Soy) with grains such as Rice, Wheat,
Corn, Rye, Bulgur, Oats, Millet, Barley and Buckwheat. The following is a list of nutrients, as
well as non-animal sources, for these necessary dietary supplements:
Vitamin B12:
Fortified Soy Milk, Cereals, Multi-Grain Breads
Vitamin D:
Fortified Margarine, Outdoor sunlight
Calcium:
Tofu, Broccoli, Seeds, Nuts, Lime-processed Tortillas, Calcium-enriched Grain
Products
Legumes-Peas, Beans
Green Vegetables-Broccoli, Kale, Turnips, Chinese Cabbage
Iron:
Legumes, Tofu, Green Leafy Vegetables, Dried Fruits, Whole Grains, IronFortified Cereals and Breads (especially Whole Wheat)
(NOTE: Absorption of iron-containing foods is improved by taking Vitamin C,
which is found in Citrus Fruits and Juices, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli,
Peppers, Leafy dark Vegetables and Potatoes with skins)
Zinc:
Whole Grains (especially Germ and Bran), Whole Wheat Bread, Legumes, Nuts,
Tofu